Meet one of our youngest colleagues: 17-year-old Blake, currently working with our Voids team, helping to get empty homes ready for new residents to move in.
Blake joined us through a new partnership we’ve started with the City of Bath College. We teamed up to give young people in our communities the chance to gain valuable life-skills preparing them for the world of work. Blake, who is also a Curo customer, has already spent time with our Rapid Response Team and our Multi-Trades service before moving to his latest role.
“I really love working with Curo,” says Blake. “I enjoy being out and about and have learnt many new skills like strimming, garden maintenance, house clearance, laying floors and foundations, fixing garage doors, changing locks and stock-checking. It was also great to represent Curo at my college’s Skills Fair where I could demonstrate these skills to other students.”
Blake is one of a trio of trainees who have now come to the end of their 15-week traineeship programmes. Blake and his colleagues, Grant and Sam, have now experienced working in IT, with our trades teams and in our stores department. Grant and Blake have both chosen to continue with us, gaining further work experience and building up their skills portfolio.
“At Curo we have a commitment to provide help for people needing work and being able to offer three young people the opportunity of improving their life skills is just part of what we are about,” explains Jo Bellotti, Curo’s Community Initiatives Coordinator. “Our partnership with the City of Bath College continues to grow and we are also making positive links with many other training and skills providers across the areas we serve.”
If you would like more information about work experience opportunities contact Jo Bellotti on 01225 366145 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.